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TIP: Fixing sendmail configuration error

Problem I usually use the sendmail program to send out emails from my Debian system. Recently I tried to do some changes to my /etc/mail/ file and after making the changes I had to generate the /etc/mail/ file by using any one of the following commands: make   (or make -C /etc/mail) or sendmailconfig or m4 […]

Announcement: Welcome to our new home!

This will be the last post on this domain i.e. on The new address for this blog will be This has been on my plate for quite some time and finally today (October 13th) is a good day as 13th is my lucky number! All the previous links on Google and other search […]

TIP: Where to find global php.ini file in Debian

So let’s say you get the following error message on your Debian system while browsing a LAMP application like MediaWiki: Allowed memory size of 147281674 bytes exhausted in <some-file>.php on line 57 Then you start to search on the Internet with the above error message and you find advices like: memory_limit = 32M to your […]

Discussion: Difference between debootstrap and cdebootstrap

I wanted to write about this topic since last year but never got around it. What I find surprising is that things have not changed much even as off today with regards to this issue. Last year, I wrote a blog article on bootstrapping your system using debootstrap. Later on, I wrote  another article which […]

HOWTO: Compiling a custom Linux kernel on Debian Linux System

Purpose: There are many ways on how to compile a Linux kernel on a Linux operating system. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to compile a custom Linux kernel, the “Debian way”, on  Debian Lenny. Step 1: Install Debian system I guess I don’t need to explain this. If you are at a stage […]

ACPI and APIC Issues – Part 2: Detecting faulty/buggy ACPI BIOS (firmware) code

Purpose: A while ago I posted a blog entry dealing with “Kernel Panic” error messages because of the faulty ACPI code in the BIOS. In that post I explained how we can get rid of the kernel panic error message but did not cover how to know if your ACPI BIOS code is really buggy […]

HOWTO: Execute a command automatically upon GDM/GNOME login

Purpose: Let’s say you want to execute a command or a script automatically every time you log into your GDM/GNOME environment. How do you do that? There is no intuitive way currently to do that. So let’s get started… Assumption I am assuming that you have already installed GDM and GNOME on your system. # […]

HOWTO: Enable LDAP/Active Directory Authentication with MediaWiki – Part 1

Oh Boy! It’s been over 4 months now since I wrote a blog post. Work and my other daily activities like exercise, cooking, cleaning, etc. has been really keeping me busy.  With this post my intention is to slowly start blogging back again. Purpose: Sometime back I had blogged about how to install and configure […]

HOWTO: Using wodim program to burn/write CDs and DVDs in Debian Linux

Purpose: In my earlier post, we saw 10 useful programs to burn CDs/DVDs in Linux amongst which cdrecord was one of them. In this blog post we will learn how to use the cdrecord program to burn CDs and DVDs. The package cdrecord is just a dumy package in Debian Lenny which provides wodim, the […]

Apologize for the inconvenience

Dear readers/visitors, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused because of the website not available for few hours today. We migrated our blog site from one account to another one and hit few snags during the process. All is well now and we hope to continue to serve you as we have been […]

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